Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A KM Chicago Event - Dr. Arthur Shelley

An Evening with Arthur Shelley
July 2, 2015 from 5:00 - 7:00
at McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
300 South Wacker Drive, Suite 3100
Chicago, IL 60606

KNOWledge SUCCESSion, Building Strategic Capabilities Through Aligned Knowledge Flows

Based on his new book which explores topics on how to bring together aspects of effective knowledge leadership to enhance performance, Dr. Arthur Shelley will present KM Chicago with a lively dialog about Organizational Character, and include a fun game of exploration into how behavioral interactions impact knowledge flows and creativity.

KNOWledge SUCCESSion recognizes that we will willingly share our knowledge and insights with those we trust and respect. It is a process of interactive exchange that stimulates new ideas and becomes a self-perpetuating series of cycles in which people feel valued and are not afraid to “bounce” something untried. Ideas and concepts are nurtured to a point where they are robust enough to justify themselves, but not so much that the weaker ones survive in the longer term. The Darwinian evolution concept of adapt or die applies, and this ensures that the most robust innovations arise in the shortest possible time. Evolving WITH the environment is what makes KNOWledge SUCCESSion such a powerful concept. It facilitates an emergent pathway driven by enabling people to rapidly learn from their own mistakes, and the mistakes of others, providing a greater resilience to external forces.     (Shelley, GLOBE Magazine Ed1, iKMS 01/14, pp 27-30)
Background on the Author's viewpoint
An evening with Arthur Shelley video introduces you to the author and core concepts behind his understanding of organizational management. He does so by discussing his book The Organizational ZooA Survival Guide to Work Place Behavior, published in 2006. Shelley will examine how diverse behavior profiles are key to a successful organizations and individuals.
What's your animal? Click this link to help you identify your top four behavior profiles. Are you a piranha in the morning, and mouse at night? Learn more about your inner animal and how your four-legged being morphs from moment to moment in context to the circumstances. 
About Dr. Arthur Shelley
Dr Shelley is a capability development and knowledge strategy consultant with over 30 years professional experience. He has held a variety of corporate roles including managing international projects in Australia, Europe, Asia and USA and is an awarded tertiary educator. He facilitated courses on Knowledge Driven Performance and Project Leadership in RMIT University’s MBA and Master of Project Management programs and Knowledge Management through Open Universities Australia. Arthur is the author two books: Being a Successful Knowledge Leader and The Organizational Zoo, and has written book chapters, articles for academic and professional journals and has a regular blog providing insights from his research about metaphor and behavior.  His new book KNOWledge SUCCESSion will be released in mid-2015. Arthur is regularly invited to international conferences to speak or facilitate workshops on his books and articles or to share experiences as the former Global Knowledge Director for Cadbury Schweppes. He is founder of The Organizational Zoo Ambassadors Network (a professional peer mentoring group), Senior Industry Fellow at RMIT University, former leader of the RMIT MBA mentoring program and co-facilitator of the Melbourne KM Leadership Forum. He has a PhD on the influence of behavior on team interactions and a Master of Science.